BEST TOPICS FROM PAGE 1 OF A TECHNICAL INTERNET FORUM

And what I learned. Stack Exchange.
  1. Should I run if I see wild dogs?
    I went from cackling at the topic name to terrified by the answers. Consensus: no, don't run. Act bored until they aren't interested in you. And don't "act like food."
  2. What is a verb that means "to make a small amount of money last for several days"?
    Been there. Highest voted answer was the phrasal verb "eke out."
  3. The time after some time
    Programming competition. Impressive actually.
  4. How to quiet noisy undergrad students during lecture
    Tell 'em to shut up.
  5. How can I get my DeLorean to 88 miles per hour without a train?
    In-universe style Back to the Future III problem. Top voted answer: attach the car to one end of a centrifuge, have oxen pull at the center, converting strength to speed.
  6. Why do incrementing operators (++) with large numbers have poor performance?
    JavaScript compiler optimizations tend to favor smaller numbers. This does not apply to C, Java, and the myriad other languages with inc/dec operators.
  7. Is using swear words for emphasis acceptable in an interview?
    Nope.
  8. Why didn't they make the dinosaurs all male?
    I loled before I realized Jurassic Park. Answer: one less step in the cloning process. "All vertebrate embryos are inherently female anyway, they just require an extra hormone given at the right developmental stage to make them male. We simply deny them that." — guy from the movie
  9. How come we can hear a choir?
    The question was asking about sound waves interfering with each other and why they don't cancel out. Answer: the human voice is too rich a timbre for synchronized frequencies to beat or cancel. Maybe it could happen with a sine wave choir.
  10. Place at home where the deities are kept
    Word request. Top voted answer was "shrine," or even better, "personal shrine" or "household shrine."